Louisiana Compiled Genealogies
An important manuscript collection of compiled genealogies is the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection. This collection consists of transcripts of Bible, cemetery, church, marriage, death, obituary, and will records. It was microfilmed in 1971 at the DAR Library in Washington, DC, and is available on 28 microfilms at the Family History Library. The volumes are generally arranged by county, and many have individual indexes.
Some major published genealogical collections for Louisiana include:
- Arthur, Stanley, and George de Kernion. Old Families of Louisiana. New Orleans, Louisiana: Harmanson, 1931.FHL film 1425655 item 5.
- West, Robert C. An Atlas of Louisiana Surnames of French and Spanish Origin. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Geoscience Pub., L.S.U. 1986. FHL fiche 6088326 book 976.3 D4w.
- Whittington, Hattie, and Gladys Sandefur. Louisiana Ahnentafels, Ancestor Charts and Family Group Sheets. Natchitoches, Louisiana.: Natchitoches Genealogical and Historical Association, 1982. FHL book 976.3 D2s.
Writing and Sharing Your Family History
Sharing your own family history is valuable for several reasons:
- It helps you see gaps in your own research and raises opportunities to find new information.
- It helps other researchers progress in researching ancestors you share in common.
- It draws other researchers to you who already have information about your family that you do not yet possess.
- It draws together researchers with common interests, sparking collaboration opportunities. For instance, researchers in various localities might choose to do lookups for each other in remote repositories. Your readers may also share photos of your ancestors that you have never seen before.
- See also:
- Cyndi's List - Louisiana
- Daughters of the American Revolution
- Family Research Group - Louisiana Genealogical Toolbox
- Louisiana Genealogy Resources
- New Orleans Public Library - Genealogy links for researching ancestors from New Orleans or Louisiana